You need to calm down.
You are just being emotional.
You are letting your feelings get the better of you.
We need to approach this rationally.
How many times have we all heard these phrases – and even used them ourselves? We in North America are pretty good at keeping things dispassionate. And when people begin to express themselves using strong emotions, we work to shut those people down. To bring them back to “sanity.” To push them back toward “balance."